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for stanford against ucl action konth with our storm watch now are rain and especially pointed communities in the sougd land. following the trail of damage. the expected as well as the unexpected results that's right. here in the santa santa kruz mountains -- in one instance put a strange twist the on what could have been a tragic situation. strong wind trop lthis tree down power line this is morning in the community of fell on the in the santa kruz mountains. . the true noked outpower to about 75 homes. somepeople said they knew this storm fts going to cause damage >> there's a lot more rain, eight a lot more wind. it wasjust constantly pouring douvenlt it was solid. that rain and wind caused the roof to dave in near skots valley >> i heard at that big clatter. i knew it was a tree down, but didn't know -- beyond that i didn't know >> travel travs tree professional bill pilgrim said a large tree felt and knocked over another bay trooet tree that knocked into the house. thesecond saved the home because the first treefs so big it probably would have went through the house >> so in a way t
the shooting was an accident. they also say it was tragic but there was reasonable actions by the officers to act the way they did. meanwhile, the attorneys for the victims and four others claim it was not an accident, that they were defenseless and should not be granted qualified immunity of the law. here's what both sides had to say. >> what it means is the simple fact that our rights have been violated. those young men are tie to us as a family -- are tied to us as a family. this an opportunity for the world to see that we do have legal civil rights in this so- call ursociety of ours and should be recognized that way. >> reporter: attorneys for both sides say they are confident the judge will rule in their favor. but it could take a while before a decision is made. attorneys say it could be two to six months before a trial could actually happen. we'll have more on this on the ktvu news at 5:00. for now, brian flores, live in san francisco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> people on woke sides of proposition 8 -- both sides of proposition 8 will have to until at least the end of th
. no action is expected until after christmasful. >> some positive economic news as u.s. home sales jumped to the highest levels in three days. the national association of realtors says the number of homes sold rose over 5 million last month. that's an increase of 14.5% from a year ago. low mortgage raising and rising employment. 5.5million indicates a healthy housing market. >> a late rally left -- the dow gained 59 points thanks in part to new numbers indicating stronger growth last quarter. nasdaq rose 6 points. numbers from the labor department today show requests for jobless benefits rose 361,000 americans applied for unemployment. the increase reverses four straight weeksover decline. >> >> customers will see the rates rise the next go two years as they upgrade natural gas lines following the pipeline explosion. the california public utility commission approved the plan this morning. the average bill will go up 8 $0.08 a month next year and $11.36 a month the year after that. it is less than the utility asked for. critics say pg&e will still make money. >> pg&e will profit, make mone
years early from high school. >> takes some action to resolve some inner problem he had, some dark part of his soul. >> we did talk to a former fbi profiler who said he is sure lanza showed warning signs. he said he likely told someone about his pent of frustration. he said killing a room of children didn't come out of the blue. . >>> the older brother of the suspected gunman is out of the police custody. he left a police station last flight. he was taken into custody hours after the shooting. police don't believe ryan lanza had anything to do with the shooting and said he has been cooperative. >> we are waiting to learn the names of those killed. all of the victims have been identified and families have been told but most of the names have not been released. we do know the identity of three of the victims. they include the shooter's mother nancy lanza, the school counselor and the principal. the principal was -- has been warmly remembered by parents who say she inspired students and took security there at the school very seriously. >>> in the wake of the shooting thousands of america
that she actually saved a great many lives and taken the action that is she did. she is truly a hero today. >>> our coverage of the connecticut school shooting continues. pope benedict xvi expressed his condolences today to those who lost loved ones. >> to those affected by this tragedy, each of you i send abundant blessings. >> the pontiff said he is praying for the families of the victims, especially those who lost children. the pontiff asked worshipers to turn to faith. >>> a second round of voting takes place next weekend. the election has been marred by violence including an attack on the opposition headquarters. opposition leaders said police stood by during that attack. >>> kim jung un attended a memorial for his father. his son has spoken of economic reform but the united nations has found no improvements in his human rights record and last week jung launched a rocket in the show of the young leader's power. >>> and there was a memorial for a london nurse. photographers they mobbed the transfer of her coffin. the nurse committed suicide after she put through a prank call into kate
of some recent implied volatility spikes in some names - most notably we saw apple in the action there. wow, don't want to catch any falling knives there. but we are looking to take some strategies into play that are taking advantage of these short-term pops in implied volatility. > good to have you on the show again. thanks joe. > > thank you angie. in our cover story, a new study adds to the evidence that head injuries in sports can lead to incurable brain disease later in life. and it may bolster claims by former pro football players that the nfl bears some responsibility for their dibilitating condition. this week, 3300 former pro football players suing the nfl for concussion-related medical problems got a piece of evidence in their favor. after a four- year study, boston university researchers concluded that 80% of brain samples taken from deceased athletes - mostly nfl players who'd suffered head injuries - had evidence of brain damage. "completely dibilitating." the nfl has denied the link. but the centers for disease control is releasing public service announcements featuring f
hear from the high court today. >> reporter: we're expecting some type of action from the u.s. supreme court on proposition 8 which is the state ruling on same-sex marriage. there may be no action at all. this is a similar situation what wee saw on monday where the justices -- we saw on monday where the justices were deciding the case. the first decision, they could refuse to lower the ruling and that would mean that prop 8 is illegal and then gay marriages could happen next week. the second, the court could decide to hear the case and if that happens, a ruling could come by -- could come by june next year and then any action would be put on hold until further notice. as we take it back out here live, we'll keep you updated on the situation and we'll get any reaction if any ruling is done, brian flores, back to you. >>> john boehner says he wants to negotiate directly with president obama. he has asked that senate leaders and house minority leader nancy pelosi be excluded from future talks. >>> well, the closely-watched monthly unemployment report released this morning was better than
. >>> we probably saved the baby's life. >> the fast action taken moments after a baby was born in the streets of san francisco. good afternoon, i am tori. a woman gave birth and the mother and baby are both in the hospital right now. how quick-thinking officers helped to save the baby's life. >> they are being credited with saving the baby's life. it as touch and go situation. they are young fathers here out of the bay view station s we weren't able to speak to them first hand. as you imagine, they had an adrenaline charged experience and at home resting. we are hoping to hear from them over the next couple of days. we did hear from the acting captain and this is what he has to say about the officer's actions. >> they made extraordinary decisions and right decisions and got the small child to the hospital and saved the baby's life. if they are not heros, i don't know who is. >> reporter: here is what happened. around 2:00, a woman arrive at a shelter in the bay view district. she had given birth to the baby and knocked on the door for help. we spoke to the man who did not wish
by a male co-worker. she says the company investigated her claims but took no action against the co- worker. she later was fired for allegedly badmouthing another co-worker. through a translator, she described the alleged harassment. >> translator: he tried to hug me. he tried to kiss me. and he told me stuff, sexual, dirty stuff. >> we work really hard to create a really family environment, a respectful environment, so we have policies to address sexual harassment. >> she says other women who work at me pueblo complained they have been harassed by the same employee but are afraid to come forward. the store will investigate those claims. >>> the investigation continues into connecticut's deadly school shooting. as the community continues to lay its young victims to rest. >> and it is clear outside. but there is a chill in the air. ktvu meteorologist steve followsom will be up next to tell us how cold it is going to be and for how long. [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked,
. >>> during a morning conference, nancy pelosi said now is the time for action and not words. she said it's particularly important to show children across the nation that somebody is being done to protect them. >> we must take action to protect our children from harm, preserve the safety of our schools and keep our community safe. >> we must act. and whoever criticizes me or others for saying so, saying that we must act, whoever says this is not the right time, i say this -- when is the right time? >> california senator barbara boxer also introduced legislation today called the save our schools act. >> the bill would make funding available to deploy national guard troops at schools. it would allow state governors to determine whether the troops are needed and how they would be used at schools. >>> today is the third day of funerals in a connecticut town that continues to mourn the tragic shooting. vicker to yosoto -- vicker to yosoto is being -- victoria soto is being buried today. family members are saying goodbye to five other innocent lives including 7-year-old daniel barwin. he was a
the secretary's swift action underscores how effective she is. >> secretary of state hillary clinton says she's recovering from a concussion. a deputy secretary testified in her place. >>> ed lee says he's planning to propose new legislation to get firearms off the streets. the move comes after two teenagers were gunned down in the bayview district last weekend. lorraine blanco is live with the details. >> reporter: mike, the mayor started his news conference, he said the city needs to make the streets of bayview -- the bayview district safer. he also said we need to provide more alternatives safer and he talked about the sandy hook tragedy saying we need to respond to the tragedy with tougher legislation nationwide. >> i joined over 750 other players across the country using social media and the technology that's available to us to signal a demand to congress that we need a plan and a plan and action to follow that, to ban these assault weapons. ♪ >> reporter: just before the mayor's news conference, members of the archdiocese of san francisco held a prayer vigil for the teen killed on sat
channel 2 news. >>> the head of the bay area based rainforest action network has died in a swimming accident. >> it was called an inconvenient truth. now it is an inconvenient reality. sometimes ... >> this activist worked to fight climb at change, protect forests and promote clean energy. she drowned. there are plans to hold a public memorial service in san francisco at a date yet to be announced. >>> a wide array of champagne in a small neighborhood store is one sign that new year's eve is almost here. how san diego is getting ready. >>> at muni's 100th an versary, how this tunnel helped reshape a city. >>> plus, late -- anniversary, how this tunnel helped reshape a city. >>> plus, late night accident, we were just told both people died. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier t
a meteor shower on nights like this. >> reporter: right now is the peak of the action between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. there's more action tomorrow night through dawn. reporting live in oakland, patti lee, ktvu news. >>> strong demand and low mortgage rates are pushing to create a strong home sales. that's up more than 20% from the same time last year. the percentage of foreclosures and short sales fell to 25% of sales from 50% a year ago. >>> there's word from san francisco tonight of a near record real estate deal. 2901 broadway closed education crow recently for a reported $28,850,000. the áf that would be the third most expensive home sale in san francisco history. and according to socket site, the new owners will have to deal with a -- a higher property sales tax. >>> the u.n. ambassador was widely believed to be the president's favorite to replace hillary clinton. president obama said he regretted what he called the unfair and misleading attacks on susan rice. >>> massachusetts senator john kerry is now the front runner for secretary of state he was the first to issue a statem
and a call to action. >> we have to come together and we'll have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening, regardless of politics. >> president obama did not provide specifics but in the past, the president has supported reinstating a federal assault weapons ban. >>> the medical examiner said he's never had to deal with something like this. >> my sensibilities may not be the average man, but this probably is the worst i have seen. >> dr. carver went on to say that all of the victims had been shot multiple times with a long weapon, presumably the semiautomatic rifle found at the scene. >> people all over the world are expressing sympathy for the victims in the massacre. in moscow, people left flowers and stuffed animals outside the american embassy. the prime minister formally sent condolences and said russia's thoughts are with the victims' loved ones. >> in rio de janeiro set a memorial. >> british prime minister offered condolences to the parents, saying, quote: it's heartbreaking to think of those who had their children robbed of them at such a young
. the archdiocese for catholic schools has not yet called for action. but tighter security has been discussed. the principal at saint cecilia school in san francisco says her school has put up gates in spaces that were once open. >> any gates that we have are pass word protected to get people in. and our doors are as much as possible, we try to have wooden doors where the outside people will be able to come in, so it will be a little harder to shoot-out the glass and come in. they would have to come in through a lot of wood first. our number one job besides teaching our students is to make sure that they're safe, that they know they're in a safe place and very much loved. >> according to the superintendent, it is important to note that awareness and training may have saved lives in connecticut. after the columbine killings in colorado in 1999, schools started doing armed intruder drills like earthquake and tornado drills, and officials say you can expect those to increase. we don't know yet when or if sandy hook elementary will reopen. but when the kids do return to classes, they will likely
this action out of respect for the victims and their families. dick's has stopped sales of modern sporting rifles during this time of mourning. they have not said how long this action will last. legal and business experts say this move could represent a shift in the national dialogue about guns. >> the public is continuing to speak out, in addition to corporate decisions, it can have a major impact on the policy discussions. >> at the very least i think it shows some sensitivity to public opinion and some willingness to bend to what consumer are interested in. >> here in the bay area, dick's sporting goods is building a store. >>> three oakland city leaders are leaving their seats. they take with them decades of experience. paul cam birds in oakland. >> reporter: only on 2 will you hear from mayor gene quan about this evening. happening right now, the council has started their meeting. this is the three of the longest serving council members casting what may be their final votes ever for the city of oakland. combined they have more than 50 years of experience. thigh have served the city of
five days since a gun men killed 20 20. the president said the time to debate is over and action is needed. >> speaking that white house today president obama said vice president joe biden will lead the search for new gun policies to prevent another mass shooting. vice president joe biden will work with several agencies and outside experts to stop criminals and the mental health from having access to guns. >> we will have to work on making access to mental health as easy as access to guns. . >> reporter: the white house indicates the president is supportive of the new legislation sponsored by senator dianne feinstein. >> i am also betting that the majority, the vases majority of law -- the vasmu-- vases majority. >> reporter: congresswoman nancy pelosi says something must be done. >> we must take action to protect our children from harm to preserve the safety of our schools and keep our community safe. we must take action so that we can tell our children we are doing everything in our power to prevent these tragedies from ever happening again. >> president obama said gun control
for swift action against a bay area group home after their child wandered off and was eventually found beaten and sexually assaulted. eric rasmussen is in oakland. >> reporter: tonight the girl is with her aunt. and we spoke to her father. >> i will make sure to it if i have to spend my last breath making sure but they're going to pay what they did to my kid. >> reporter: father jesse white says the people who assaulted her daughter aren't the only ones he's holding accountable. last night the girl was found beaten and alone on a munni bus in san francisco. a few days after she walked out of the home for development kids. >> she may look like a normal girl but she functions like a 2- year-old. >> reporter: she walked out after she got upset. the staff members followed her in a vehicle for nearly five hours but lost sight of her. almost 3 miles away at the fruitvale station where she was seen talking to several men. >> at no point, even though they have permission to grab her did they grab her. they had a vehicle there to take her back to the youth center. >> how responsible do you thin
. >>> the parents of an autistic 16-year-old girl are calling for swift action against a bay area group home after their child wandered off and was eventually found beaten and sexually assaulted. eric rasmussen is in oakland. >> reporter: tonight the girl is with her aunt. and we spoke to her father. >> i will make sure to it if i have to spend my last breath making sure but they're going to pay what they did to my kid. >> reporter: father jesse white says the people who assaulted her daughter aren't the only ones he's holding accountable. last night the girl was found beaten and alone on a munni bus in san francisco. a few days after she walked out of the home for development kids. >> she may look like a normal girl but she functions like a 2- year-old. >> reporter: she walked out after she got upset. the staff members followed her in a vehicle for nearly five hours but lost sight of her. almost 3 miles away at the fruitvale station where she was seen talking to several men. >> at no point, even though they have permission to grab her did they grab her. they had a vehicle there to take her back t
sprung into action and were the first casualties. >>> the sense of loss is being felt in the area tonight. several dozen people gathered. they wanted to do something local to show their support. >>> president obama today addressed the nation in an emotional speech shortly after the shooting. he said the country's leaders must take meaningful action regardless of politics in response to the violence. >> we've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. and each time i learn the news, i react not as a president, but as anybody else would. as a parent. and that was especially true today. >> several gun control advocacy groups were already in washington for a leadership training conference when the deadly shooting happened. >> the name of our god that is good and holy we pray. >> reporter: as news of the tragedy spread, dozens of people gathered outside the white house for an impromptu vigil to remember those lost today. they chanted, lit candles and asked for gun changes. >>> while the white house said today is not the day for that discussion, debra villalon live in san franci
is action. we must take action to protect our children from harm to preserve the safety of our schools and to keep our community safe. we must take action so that we can tell our children that we are doing everything in ure power to prevent -- in our power to prevent these tragedies from ever happening again. this morning you will be hearing from members of colleagues. steny hoyer. he may not be able to stay here the entire time with us. as we know, as the president said on sunday night, we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end and to end them we must change. in congress we're blessed with the leadership of congresswoman carolyn mccarthy. she's brought to this debate her own loss in the senseless tragedy, her own experience as a healthcare professional, and her own even handedness to help make that change with legislation to help ban assault weapons. thank you, carolyn, for your leadership and for the inspiration you are to all of us. today, i'm pleased to announce that congressman mike thompson will head a new task force focused on reducing gun violence. he's a vietnam
in connecticut and what they hope their actions will inspire. >> a family with a month old baby and no place to stay. the struggle to find housing for bay area families in need. >> the senator versus hollywood. why diane feinstein is outraged. vze=< >>> a moving tribute in oakland for victims on the other side of the country. more than 200 people gathered to pray at cathedral of christ the light for the sandy hook shooting victims. a group of kindergarten through eighth grade choir students sang before and after the services. the archbishop placed a wreath of 28 yellow roses for those who were killed last week. >>> tonight a religious community that has also experienced a shooting rampage is remembering the victims mourners say this tragedy transcends all religions. >> reporter: this is a sikh congregation of a thousand members which paused to reflect on connecticut's loss. their language not understood by all, but the emotions are universal. members of the sikh community tonight mourned the young ones just like god himself. they are not political. they don't pick fights. that what makes you
they said the one apartment was full will you unguled into flames and then they jumped into action to save those inside. >> after the civilians broke the window, they were able to lift her up in heavy smoke condition. the women were transported to the medical center. they are expected to be okay. a firefighter was treated for minor smoke inhalation. in all, forints were damaged. they think the fire started in the kitchen. >>> two are dead after a shooting in oakland. the first happened yesterday afternoon near palo alto avenue. that victim is in stable didn't. then two men were shot at 32nd and chestnut streets. one was dead at the scene and the other is in critical condition. no arrests were made >>> on to the continuing coverage for connecticut, this is a week after a gunman killed 26 people. united way said the official fund for donations has more than $2.8 million. a board of community leaders is being assembled. they will decide how the money will be used. instead of sending donations in, they are encouraging to donate in member are you of others for the funerals. >> they are coming t
, for our businesses and the entire economy. but the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. >> so we'll be working hard to see if we with get there in the next 24 hours so i'm hopeful and optimistic. >>> senator mitch mcconnel called the meeting with president obama good. taxes go up for all americans and traásic cuts will hit -- and drastic cuts will hit the national budget. >>> the dow fell 158 points, and the nasdaq fell 25 points. >> they may you know want to do something illegal just to put food on the table. >> coming up in 18 minutes finally strapped the hundreds of thousands of people set to feel the impact of the financial cliff starting tomorrow. >>> a sixth suspect has now been charged in connection with a beating and homicide in san francisco where the victims were bound and gagged. ktvu's david stevenson was in court today and tells us for the first time the district attorney talked about a possible motive. >> cameras were not allowed in this san francisco courtroom as prosecutorred announced a sixth suspect in a brutal beating and homicide in which two victims were l
. wall goesgreens did not acknowledge any wrong doing. >>> new legal action to save his business. the national sea shore was given 90 days to shut down. now the owner is seeking a restraining order against the federal government. this is in addition to a previous lawsuit. the owner purchased the form in 2004. >>> it's the highest tide of the year: king tide. it hit the coast today and will be back tomorrow. we'll show you what it look like this morning when it was at its peak. water sat at street level. the rising water level could disrupt. >> she sprained the highest tides of the year. >> king tide. which means that the sun and the moon are both using their pull and the tide is high. we are not in control of it. >> showed us where the high tide pushed water over parts of this trail. >> it affects the birds and the trail. the trail has --. >> the that examines the potential of rising sea levels. you had see problems in neighborhoods and roads. >> even without a storm, the tide caused this street to flood. along the beach in -- photo grapher photographer used this to his advantage
no action on whether to review the challenge. it is expected to release its decision on friday. if they choose not to review gays and lesbians couples will have the right to marry in california. >>> president obama warned the syrian rezeme the use of weapons -- today the president pledged continued u.s. support for the rebels. and he warns the president the world is watching. >> if you make the mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> secretary of state hillary clinton called the u.s. of chemical weapons a red line for the u.s. no one said what action the u.s. would take. >> republicans offered their counterproposal to avoid the fiscal cliff. they valued the plan at $2.2 trillion with 800 billion from tax reform and the rest in cuts to government problems. last week president obama offered a plan that relied on tax increases that would total $1.6 trillion. the republican plan does not include something the president said is essential, income tax hikes on those making more than $250,000. >>> stocks edged lower on fears the th
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this year. >> reporter: he said no action on the fiscal cliff is hurting us now. all the action is scaring investors and employers and they have until december 31l1stl0 to compromise. if not, all cuts kick in and ben bernanke says we are in trouble. >> it is already affecting business investments by creating uncertainty or pessimism. >> they could be staying negotiating into the new year. reporting live, tyler campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> two radio show hosts have been suspended about comments they made about a basketball player from fremont. he had surgery to become a woman and now the host steve zabin and a guest ranted about him and they said, that could be a russian chick, you loose test particular calls and gain eligibility. espn suspect -- espn suspended them for intolerance. >>> their learjet went down in the hills of northern mexico. according to the los angeles times, the plane is linked to a company accused of faking safety records for the planes they bought. rivera was in the final stables of -- stages of buying the plane that crashed. >>> coming up at 523, the det
for action but security has been a -- has not yet called for action but security has been the talk for a few days. ant this school has put up -- and this school has put up gates and spaces. >> there's mass words that you need to get in. and we try to have wooden doors where the people would try to shot and come in. our number one job besides teeing our students is -- teaching our students is that they learn and that they are safe and they know they are love. >> reporter: awareness and training, they say, may have saved lives in connecticut. after columbine, schools started to do drills. officials say you can expect those drills to increase. that's it from here. live in san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. >>> it's 8:03. on sunday, yesterday, president obama and more than 2,000 people gathered to honor victims and first responders in newtown. [ applause ] >> there was a standing ovation for law enforcement who were able to help get dozens of young children safely out of the school. president obama read aloud the names of the 20 children killed. he promise
's shooting in connecticut. a post on facebook said he supports the actions of the gunman and is thinking about carrying out similar actions. the police say he has access to firearms in his home. >>> and in newtown with the exception of sandy hook elementary people are resuming going back to school. with the exception of nancy lanza she was devoted to her children. one man said she could come to school to help her interact with other children. nancy would also help friends and strangers and in the meantime, there is no clue on what led him to shoot at innocent children. they were not able to get any information out of the computer because he destroyed it with a hammer or screwdriver before the massacre began. >>> the names and ages were red allowed. 20 flames represented the lives taken too soon. the gunman's mother and the gunman. >> people in our community are just heart broken over what has happened in connecticut and we all identify with the parents and with the community where these little children have been killed so horribly. >> one person with a special bond to newtown is betty. h
immediate action, they say, alerted stuntss and teachers and put campus in lockdown for everyone's safety. ktvu's robert honda was at the campus when essentially it was entirely on lockdown. robert, that is not the case right now. >> that's right, gasia. there's been kind of a transition as they clear up some of the other areas of the campus. officer start calling it a partial lockdown because most of the investigation search seems to be centered around this technology building where the original text message reporting a possible gunman, that was where the person was supposedly spots so that's why police started using their resources around this building. you mention it had lights going on. that's what's giving us the best indication what's going on here. we watched lights come up and then off on the first and most of the second floor. you can see on the top floor we saw lights thereon before. i heard an officer say to another one, another one down, meaning that they had the lights on in the room and then they turned them off. you can see the corner. if you go to the other side of the bui
an agreement reached on how to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama called on party leaders to take action before he left for his holiday vacation in hawaii. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: after speaking with leaders friday afternoon president obama called on congress to quickly come up with a solution to avert some tax hikes and spending cuts. >> i have asked leaders to work towards a package that presents a tax hike, protects unemployment insurance, and lays the ground work for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> reporter: remarks came after speaker of the house john boehner failed to bring plan b to the floor. it would have raised taxes on those americans making more than $1 million a year. >> we had a number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as raising taxes. >> reporter: the two sides left blaming each other for inaction. democrats said the failure in the house pointed for a need for more compromise by the gop. >> republicans got the message loud and clear. >> reporter: he said the next move needs to come from the president. >> he is the onl
. there's a live sweep. thankfully we have a big break in the action in palo alto which is a few spots down there. maybe a few lingering showers, very light outside of morgan hill. up in the north bay partly cloudy skies out near santa rosa and the napa region. i am tracking another storm. >>> this is what it looks like on highway 85 on squaw valley earlier today. three snow boarders triggered the avalanche. three skiers had minor injuries. everyone was accounted for about an hour later. >>> it was very slow going for people going to the sierra. 80 at truckee was at a standstill. you can see the line of cars there on the left hand side of your screen. drivers should carry food, water and blankets. >>> as is often the case with today's wind and rain came delays at san francisco airports. sfo duty manager says departs flights are 45 to 90 minutes behind schedule and at least 57 flights have been cancelled. san jose airport is reporting just a handful of delays and a duty manager for oakland airport says thins there are running smoothly. we have a link on ktvu.com to track your flight jus
to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama called on party leaders to take action before he left for his holiday vacation in hawaii. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: after speaking with leaders friday afternoon president obama called on congress to quickly come up with a solution to avert some tax hikes and spending cuts. >> i have asked leaders to work towards a package that presents a tax hike, protects unemployment insurance, and lays the ground work for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> reporter: remarks came after speaker of the house john boehner failed to bring plan b to the floor. it would have raised taxes on those americans making more than $1 million a year. >> we had a number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as raising taxes. >> reporter: the two sides left blaming each other for inaction. democrats said the failure in the house pointed for a need for more compromise by the gop. >> republicans got the message loud and clear. >> reporter: he said the next move needs to come from the president. >> he is the only one who can do it. th
rape of a woman on a bus. they say they will take tough actions against rape and violence against women. >>> the volcano started spewing ash and gas. it is on the border with argentina. so far no evacuations have been ordered around the area. >>> pg&e has offered $550 million in the deadly san bruno explosion. but the utility will not admit to safety breaches fathering a criminal charge. consumer groups turned down the deal. eight people died and 20 people were hurt in the explosion. >>> accounts were filed by the company in ireland. the social media said they funneled money which was transferred to the cayman islands. they say it is known as a double irish where payments are moved to subsidiaries in order to pay lower taxes. >>> the tools come and decide to make muni scheduling the focus of app problems showing real locations to passengers. for now it's being tried out at the station. >>> they were routed by the seahawks. seattle got up to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter by this time martian lynch. he scored the first two touchdowns and david scored for another touchdown. they have no
, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> a spike in rapes, the military is prompting new action in washington. the pentagon gave leaders four months to come up with a plan to stop sexual assaults. >> reporter: some of the victims stepped forward. she said she was attacked after joining the army at 17. >> i was raped by another service member who outranked me and had been on the base for three years. >> reporter: she told about her attack by a service man. >> he still comes after me in my dreams. >> reporter: two reports reveals the problem. one shows the number of assaults topped 3200 last year. and a second shows on site at the academy it jumped 23%. the pentagon released a stack of reports of the sexual assaults and some are too grasping to read on camera. -- graphic to read on camera. she was naked in bed with the attacker unclothed besides her. another said she woke to another service member touching her. he said the military needs real accountability and real action to solve this problem and he said the increase is a sign victims are more confident to tell authorities about
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problem. >> by the council's action yesterday we're trying to get this fixed as soon as we can in hopefully a matter of weeks as oppose today a matter of month. >> tonight's commute a lot smoother than this morning's. this recent storm almost nearly crush add san francisco story. we're going to have their story coming up. live here at the golden gate. >>> body was found in a rural road in fairfield this morning. officer got a call at about 8:45. they found moses lying on pea body road. he apparently had been hit bay chevy pickup truck. the debris there at the scene led them to a home in vacaville where they found a truck that matched the evidence. they arrest it had man they mrooef was the driver, 23-year-old alex perez, jr., on felony hit and run charges. >>> a driver is being treated for minor injuries after a dramatic roll overaccident. pickup truck crashed while traveling westbound on i mf-80 in livermore afternoon. the truck hit a puddle of water and she lost control. the vehicle flipped several times and over the median barrier before landing in an eastbound lane. chp off
will rule this morning. we are anticipating some type of action on proposition 8 which is the states ruling on gay marriage. now this is a similar situation to what we saw on monday this week where the justices met behind closed doors to decide whether or not to take the case. but let's lay out what could happen this morning and this afternoon. the first is that the justices could completely refuse to review the lower courts ruling that essentially states that prop 8 is illegal. this is a key if that is the case, then gay pup couples could legal -- gay couples could legally marry next week. the justices could decide to hear the case if that happens a ruling on prop 8 could come by june and a third situation which is similar to what happened on monday what we may be anticipating today the justices would put any action on hold until further notice. they are not required to provide any reason why but it could be january until any action on prop 8 is heard again. but again we'll get reaction and any reaction here from the castro district if there is a ruling that comes this morning or this afte
/2. bolder creek 4 inches. 4.76. and the bulk of the action was this morning. not lot to show you right now. lots of clear skies. some of the observer reports, and of course, wins are a -- winds are a big issue. winds gusting to 80 miles per hour in the hills this morning. around sfo this morning, 50 miles per hour. that was at 4:21. in the north bay, we have been watching the rivs out there. napa river -- rivers out there. napa river, expected to be 19 feet at 7:00 p.m. this evening. also an update on the russian river. russian river, water takes its  time to get there. cresting tomorrow morning, but below flood stage. we have a break in the rain for tomorrow but i am tracking a weaker system for the five-day forecast. i will have that in a few minutes. >>> that wet weather made for treacherous driving conditions and led to a serious crash that sent three firefighters to the hospital. ktvu's ann rubin explains why they are begging drivers to slow down. >> reporter: it wasn't supposed to happen this way. but after firefighters arrived on this accident scene they ended up needing help. >> o
they are thinking about taking legal action to completely shut down that bike lane. >>> the weekend storm brought major problems to the south bay and that had utility workers and law enforcement working overtime. several trees came down on to power lines and there was also major flooding at several parks. a man, woman, and child were stuck in their car because of flooding on east capital expressway in milpitas. many people now say they are stocking up on sandbags to prepare for the next storm. >> well, i was cooking and look out on the street and there was flood on the park. and it reminds us many years ago in the mid 1990s and we got flooded there. >> in mountain view a try also went down on to an apartment with one limb poking right through the roof. rain is predicted to hit the south bay tomorrow night and wednesday. >>> our time now 5:23. despite reports he was arrested it appears that tech mogul john mcafee is out there on the run. police in belize reportedly told the daily mail mcafee is still nowhere to be found. police called mcafee a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor. mcaf
the president said what action the u.s. might take. >>> health experts say the flu season is off to its earliest start in 10 years and it is shaping up to be a bad one. the cdc said except every state except vermont is showing signs of the flu. they recommend getting a flu shot. there is a free clinic tomorrow. >>> scientist meeting in san francisco today unvailed a new technology that could help better predict storms. it keeps track of the pineapple express winter storms. those rivers are monitored by ground moisture sensors and gps. the new technology was presented at the american gee you physical convention today. >>> the results are in from the first test of marsian soil. right now scientists say they have no evidence to support life. it also came from the meeting of the geo physical union. >>> a fire district is reconsidering some of its protocols tonight after three firefighters were injured after responding to a traffic accident. they say precautions that were not taken yesterday might have prevented it. >> the fire engine is out of service for now. the accident happened during yesterday
didn't want it passed at all. >> you have the action of a small group of people is what's going on. >> reporter: public nudity is at the forefront once again. it passed first time in a 6-5 vote. >> i don't think the ban is necessary. i think san francisco is a really open place. i don't have a problem with public nudity. i think people can clues or not to -- can choose or not to. >> if i had children, i wouldn't want them having to look at that. it's not -- it makes me angry. >> reporter: if passed, the ordinance would effectively put a ban on nudity in most places. the exceptions to the ban would be during permitted parades, fairs and festivals. at first this woman was for public nudity and expression but with a family now, she's for the ban instead. >> i didn't have a problem at all. but when the die-hard nudists -- now it seems to have gone a bit far. >> reporter: nudists say this ban will take away free speech rights. expect them to come out during the supervisors' meeting this afternoon. if it does pass, it will go into effect in february of this year. the first fine $100, $20
around the bank. today's action is to mark the one year anniversary of occupy our home. they helped 2 dozen people save their home. >> power. we get attention. it embarrasses the bank and they look at okay, we better do something. >> reporter: wells fargo released a statement, since january 2009 wells fargo helped 800,000 customers with low modifications. there are police officers out here. this has been very, very quiet and more tamer than the one in san francisco. wells fargo has special help for people starting tomorrow at the oakland civic -- convention center. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we were the first to bring you the story of a string of robberies at the carquinez bridge toll plaza. now three men are under arrest. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with the slow steady case that came together for investigators. ken? >> reporter: the chp says it happened this way, a car pulls up, it would stop, someone would get out and threaten the toll both worker. that happened 10 times at this toll lawser in the last -- plaza in the last year. at the carquinez bridge toll plaza with
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